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Hindola Mahal:  

Hindola Mahal also known as the Swinging Palace built by Sultan Ghiyasud-din Khilji is a popular tourist attraction in Mandu. The palace gets its name from the sloping walls which look like the trestle supports of a swing. The Hindola Mahal was historically a great audience hall of the King of Mandu. Hindola Mahal also has in its vicinity a large constructed well known as the Champa Baoli. The well is connected to underground vaulted rooms with special arrangements for supplying cold and water.


Darya Khan's Tomb:

Darya Khan's Tomb is a popular tourist attraction in Mandu. Dedicated to the Mughul King of Mandu, Darya Khan the place is attracting historians and tourists alike for its decorated intricate patterns on mosaic tiles. Darya Khan's tomb is located at just a stone throws distance from the popular Hathi Mahal in the heart of Mandu.


Jahaz Mahal:  

Jahaz Mahal, also known as the Ship Palace is a 120 meter long double-storied pleasure palace and one of the most visited tourist hotspots in Mandu. The palace constructed in the 15th century and used to accommodate the harem of Sultan Ghiyath-ud-Din. The palace has open pavilions, balconies overhanging the water and open terrace and is a major tourist attraction and offering scenic views and photography opportunities.


Dai ka Mahal:

 Dai ka Mahal is yet another medieval era Palace also known as the Nanny's Palace. The palace was home to women helpmates and Nanny’s called as Dai's who were hired for looking after the infants of the Mandu rulers. The palace is a tourist hotspot and attracts a large number of visitors.


Baz Bahadur Palace:

Baz Bahadur Palace is an ancient Palace said to have been built in the early 16th century by King Baz Bahadur. The palace is situated on the slopes of a hill offering picturesque natural scenery. The ancient palace has a wide courtyard and encircled by halls and high terraces.


Jami Mashid:

Jami Masjid also known as the Jama Masjid is a popular tourist attraction in Mandu. Built and modeled on the famous Omayyed mosque of Damascus, the Jami masjid has dome shaped porch standing on a higher ground level. The construction of the Jami Masjid was initiated by Hoshang Shah and was eventually completed by Mahmud Khalji in 1454 A.D


Rupmati Pavilion:

Roopmati's Pavilion is a huge sandstone structure that was originally built as an army observation post in Mandu. Roopmati pavilion was also used as a retreat place by Queen Roopmati. The uniqueness of Roompati's pavilion is the serene view of the river Narmada and a direct view of King Baz Bahadur's palace. Roopmati pavilion today attracts a large number of visitors and is one of the best known tourist attractions in Mandu.


Hoshang Shah’s Tomb:

Hoshang's Tomb is the final resting place of Afghan King Hoishang Shah and is said to be the first Indian marble monument. Built in the year 1440, Hoshang Shah's tomb is one of the finest examples of Afghani architecture with its dome, marble patterns, porticos and towers.


Rewa Kund:

Rewa Kund is a small reservoir constructed by King Baz Bahadur for ensuring regular water supply to the Roopmati's pavilion. The reservoir is located directly below the Queen's pavilion and attracts a large number of tourists due to its unique architectural structure.


The Darwazas:

The Darwazas are 12 huge gateways that link the 45 Kms of parapet walls surrounding the town of Mandu. The main entrance gate or Darwaza is known as Delhi Darwaza. Some of the other Darwazas are also named after great kings and generals. Popular among the other names are Rampal Darwaza, Jahangir Gate and Tarapur Gate.


Nilkanth Shrine:  

The Nilkanth Shrine is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Mandu. Devoted to Lord Shiva, the shrine is located on the edge of a deep gorge. The temple also has a palace known as Nilkanth Mahal in its vicinity. A pond and a small stream of water flows near the main temple. The Nilkanth temple attracts large religious tourists from across the state offering regular prayers.


Bagh Caves:  

Bagh Caves are a series of nine Buddhist caves believed to have been built between 400 and 700 AD.The caves are a popular attraction in Mandu and are famous for their splendid painting work inscribed on the cave walls. Most of the artifacts and paintings of the Bagh caves are quite similar to the ones found in other illustrious caves of India especially the Ajanta Caves of Aurangabad.


Shri Mandavgarh Teerth:  

Shri Mandavgarh Teerth is a popular Hindu shrine devoted to Shri Suparshwanath Bhagwan. The temple is located inside the humungous Mandavgarh Fort and is accompanied by a dharamshala and bhojanshala acting as a support structure for the pilgrims. The temple shrine attracts a large number of religious tourists all through the year.


Malik Mughith Masjid:  

Malik Mughith Masjid is a 15th century mosque located on the eastern banks of the Sagar Talab. The masjid is famous for its artwork and purple tiles attracting a large number of tourists and historians.


Chhappan Mahal Museum:  

Chhappan Mahal Museum is a heritage complex located inside the Chhappan Mahal. The building originally belonging to the descendants of the Puar dynasty was converted into a museum in 1990. The museum houses the famous Bagh caves and important Stone Age relics collected by various historians tracing the heritage of Mandu town.


Rupayan Museum:  

Rupayan Museum is a popular tourist attraction of Mandu. Largely an ethnographic museum, the Rupayan museum has a long list of ancient tools and craft items associated with the historic population of Mandhu from the times of Buddhist kings.


Dilawar Khan's Mosque:  

Dilawar Khan Mosque is an ancient mosque built by Dilawar Khan Ghauri in the year 1405. Apart from its religious importance the Dilawar Khan Mosque is famous for its architectural brilliance with large corridors surrounding the mosque.


Hathi Mahal:

Hathi Mahal also known as the Elephant Palace is one of the many popular palaces of Mandu. The palace gets its name from the mighty elephant as the large pillars of the palace resemble the legs of an elephant.